Category: Film Studies

Femme Fatale: Cinema's Most Unforgettable Lethal Ladies

By Dominique Mainon

From the femme fatale of the early cinema to her post-feminist rebirth, this lavishly illustrated booklet and entire consultant strains the historical past of those dangerously captivating, manipulative, and determined deadly women. Femme Fatale surveys the historical past of the femme fatale in global cinema, with greater than three hundred pictures attesting to the facility of those mysterious girls. The ebook starts off with the silent interval and its vamps, like Theda Bara, Pola Negri, Clara Bow, and Bebe Daniels, then strikes directly to the Pre-Code sound interval of yank movies, which, displaying liberated attitudes towards intercourse and ladies, featured actresses like Jean Harlow, Marlene Dietrich, and Greta Garbo. the tale maintains with the noir Nineteen Forties, whilst the femme fatale grew to become actually deadly - together with actresses like Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, and Barbara Stanwyck. within the repressive Fifties, the overseas femme fatale took the fore - Brigitte Bardot, Maria Felix, Elizabeth Taylor, Anita Ekberg, and so on. eventually, the authors flip to the innovative post-feminist smooth interval, with an array of deadly women from worldwide, like Pam Grier, Salma Hayek, Gong Li, Angelina Jolie, and Sharon Stone.

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Film Sequels: Theory and Practice from Hollywood to Bollywood

By Carolyn Jess-Cooke

The movie sequel has been maligned in pop culture as a vampirish corporative workout in profit-making and narrative regurgitation. Drawing upon a variety of examples from early cinema to the twenty-first century, this quantity finds the expanding approval for, and experimentation with, movie sequels as a relevant dynamic of Hollywood cinema. Now creeping into international cinemas and self sufficient movie gala's, the sequel is repeatedly hired as a automobile for cross-cultural discussion and as a constitution during which stories and cultural narratives could be circulated throughout geographical and old destinations. This booklet goals to account for many of the significant serious contexts during which sequelisation operates through exploring sequel construction past field place of work figures. Its account levels from sequels in contemporary mainstream cinema, art-house and 'indie' sequels, non-Hollywood sequels, the results of the household marketplace on sequelisation, and the impression of the game on Hollywood.

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Dreams and Dead Ends: The American Gangster Film

By Jack Shadoian

Dreams and useless Ends presents a compelling heritage of the twentieth-century American gangster movie. starting with Little Caesar (1930) and finishing with Things To Do In Denver if you find yourself Dead (1995), Jack Shadoian adroitly analyzes twenty awesome examples of the crime movie style. relocating chronologically via approximately seven many years, this quantity bargains illuminating readings of a opt for staff of the vintage films--including The Public Enemy, D.O.A., Bonnie and Clyde, and The Godfather--that top outline and signify each one interval within the improvement of the yankee crime movie. Richly illustrated with greater than seventy movie stills, Dreams and lifeless Ends info the evolution of the style via insightful and unique concerns of cinematography, characterization, and narrative type. This up to date version comprises new readings of 3 extra movies--Once Upon a Time in America, Things To Do In Denver when you are Dead, and Criss Cross--and brings this transparent and full of life dialogue of the background of the gangster movie to the top of the 20th century.

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Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde, 1943-2000, 3rd Edition

By P. Adams Sitney

Critics hailed prior variations of Visionary Film because the so much entire paintings written at the fascinating, frequently complicated, and constantly arguable style of yank avant-garde movie. This ebook has remained the traditional textual content on American avant-garde movie because the book of its first variation in 1974. Now P. Adams Sitney has once more revised and up-to-date this vintage paintings, restoring a bankruptcy at the movies of Gregory J. Markopoulos and bringing his dialogue of the valuable genres and significant filmmakers as much as the yr 2000.

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My Beautiful Laundrette: The British Film Guide 9 (British Film Guides)

By Christine Geraghty

Described through Stuart corridor as ""one of the main riveting and significant movies produced through a black author in contemporary years,"" My appealing Laundrette used to be an important construction for its director Stephen Frears and its author Hanif Kureshi. Christine Geraghty considers it a crossover movie: among tv and cinema, realism and delusion, and as an autonomous movie focusing on a favored viewers. She deftly indicates the way it has remained a massive and well timed movie within the Nineties and early 2000s, and her exploration of the movie itself is an unique and interesting achievement.

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The Remembered Film

By Victor Burgin

Most books approximately cinema, no matter if well known or educational, pay attention to what we would name the "inside" of the movie: from famous person performances to narrative constructions. The particularly few books concerning the "outside" of movies converse customarily of such facets of creation and reception because the association of the movie and the sociology of audiences: the Hollywood studio method, for instance, or fan golf equipment. The Remembered Film is exclusive in addressing a formerly ignored point of cinema: the remoted fragments of movies, iconic photographs or scenes, that fleetingly move our perceptions and recommendations during daily life.

Victor Burgin examines a kaleidoscope of movie fragments drawn from a number of media, the net, reminiscence and delusion. between those are sequences of such brevity they could virtually be stills. Such "sequence-images", as Burgin calls them, are neither strictly "image" nor "image series" and feature no longer been thought of earlier than by means of both movie or images conception. He additionally considers a few normal person reports "sampled" from mainstream cinema. He displays on such disparate occurrences because the organization in reminiscence of fragments from another way unrelated motion pictures, of the relation of a recollected movie photo to an architectural atmosphere, or of a sense "marked" by means of a picture remembered from a film.

The Remembered Film offers a thorough new frame of mind approximately movie outdoor traditional cinema, and relating to our daily lives. it's going to entice a large viewers attracted to movie and media.

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The World Viewed: Reflections on the Ontology of Film, Enlarged Edition (Harvard Film Studies)

By Stanley Cavell

Stanley Cavell appears heavily at America's most well liked artwork and our perceptions of it. His explorations of Hollywood's stars, administrators, and most renowned films--as good as his clean examine Goddard, Bergman, and different nice eu directors--will be of lasting curiosity to movie-viewers and clever humans in all places.

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